Hand wash pewter that will be used with consumables before and after use, with a mild detergent, using a soft cloth to wash and a soft cloth towel to dry.
Do not expose pewter to direct flame or high heat. Pewter melts at 440-470 degrees Fahrenheit. So don't candles burn down too the cup in your candleholders.
Never wash in an automatic dishwasher.
Never wrap pewter directly in paper as it may scratch or stain the pewter. Wrap it first in plastic or foam, then paper if desired.
All pewter should not be used for long term storage of consumable liquids, but rather for immediate use (within the day). This avoids etching of the surface by any acids.
Pewter takes little effort to ensure its beauty and appreciation.
All modern pewter that comes in contact with food is lead free.
On Satin or non-polished pewter small scratches may be removed by lightly rubbing the surface with #0000 steel wool. Be sure to go with the grain. Try on an inconspicuous spot first.
Bright or Polished pewter with small scratches may have to be returned to the factory of origin for re-buffing.
If using a pewter polish on bright or polished surfaces, always use a soft, clean cotton cloth.
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